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    Amy
  Sat Jun 16, 2012 1:12 pm
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Fishing From Afar
A simple game based on the idea of Snake. This game forms part of Afar - if you play it in Afar you'll get a fish for each fish you catch. A bit simple but we need more games here.




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    rosareven
  Mon Jun 18, 2012 11:26 am
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This is a really awesome idea for making any kind of resource gathering much less tedious and boring.

Just a quick feedback: it seems difficult to judge exactly where the fish is at. I get situations like below happened a few times:

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As the picture shows, the line looks like it got the fish but the exact position was 1 off, even though visually it looks like I caught it.


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    BlueScope
  Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:06 pm
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I think there's quite a few things wrong with the conception and execution of this... as you've been asking for feedback on how this kind of game might work out, I assume you want some feedback on this one, so I'm gonna go all BlueScope-style ranting on it...

First of all, as rosareven already mentioned, the hitboxes don't work out at all. The 'line' (heh, I see what you did there!) itself is maybe a bit too thick as well, and because of the blockyness to it, you expect to get an underlaying grid, which makes you press the direction earlier than you would've wanted to... probably even without knowing it.
Because of your hitbox handling, I'm going to go ahead and say that you're not checking for spawning locations, meaning a fish could possibly spawn under the line without even being seen.

Then, the concept of just starting over won't work out too good, I think. Snake used a highscore to make people try to get the snake as long as they possibly could, however with your version, there's no drive to do that whatsoever. You have the easiest time just going for the first fish, running into the next wall, start over... and it even takes about the same time to do that.
What you maybe could do instead is some kind of multiplier that will - for unexplained reasons - give you bonus fish if you manage to keep the line in the water for a longer time. Since you don't have a "fixed length" snake either, but an unlimited length one, it raises the difficulty by a lot (what's the maximum expected caught fish, maybe 10 or 15?), so that might be a catchy idea.
Another one would be to make the player stop to actually get the fish... or even better, create a zone where they have to reel the line in to capture the fish; otherwise, they'll lose them. I'm wondering whether or not that's gonna make it too complicated, but I think it's worth getting a tad more complexity in it compared to the stale "just try again, losing doesn't hurt you at all" mentality it has right now...

On a random side note, I really like the announcement-with-face thing you got there... I'm unfortunately not familiar with the rest of your game, so I don't know if you have those for everything... but it really makes the instructions way more interesting to read than just a bunch of lines. Don't know why I notice this now for the first time :D

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    MarioSuperStar
  Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:47 pm
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This was very fun to play! And the idea of relating it to Afar is better(good I made an account there). It was really a challenging to go back where the line to get a new fish without tangling it up. I got no problems with the line overlapping the fish, but maybe if you made the sprite of the line thinner and preserving the thick collision mask would be awesome. (:

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    Amy
  Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:44 pm
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Thanks. I might return to this game some time in the future to address the above ideas, but they're appreciated.

On the girl - this is a graphic I will be using for tutorials when they are made. The initial tutorial is under construction (haven't messed with it for a bit) and logged in players can find it here (but not much is done yet):

http://afar.ws/v/page.php?p=area-tutorial-1


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